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How Character and Statecraft Shaped the Post-World War Order

Seventy-two years after the end of World War II, Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s leadership remains a shining example of statecraft for leaders in our own day. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month It is this great British figure that historian and public intellectual Lewis E. Lehrman writes about in his latest book, “Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft.” The book provides Lehrman’s readers with the fruit of a lifetime of deep scholarship. Many assume that American entry into World War II was inevitable. But in fact the U.S. only declared war on the Axis powers after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, which was well into the war. American entry into World War II was by no means a given. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In his book, Lehrman reveals … Read entire article »

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Harvard’s Proposed Policy Would Punish Students for Having Normal Social Lives

For the second time in less than two years, Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana is expanding paternalistic restrictions and sanctions on the student body based on whom they choose to be friends with. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month In an email to the student body on July 12, the dean reported that the “USGSO Committee”—which handles policy on “unrecognized single-gender social organizations,” and which the dean co-chairs—released preliminary recommendations to be reviewed by the faculty and then approved by Harvard University’s president, Drew Faust. These recommendations outline a new policy that exceeds the bounds of a prior, already overreaching policy, which will remain in place unless Faust approves the new policy. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The first policy, begun in 2016, targeted all-male and all-female organizations, including fraternities, sororities, and final … Read entire article »

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Religious Freedom Advocates Fire Back After ‘Hate Group’ Smear Over Jeff Sessions Speech

The Southern Poverty Law Center, once revered but now often ridiculed, again attacked a prominent religious liberty organization as an “anti-LGBT hate group” after Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at its conference in California. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month “The Southern Poverty Law Center is the real hate group here,” @Vadum says. The Christian legal aid group, Alliance Defending Freedom, fired back Thursday in a statement criticizing both the Southern Poverty Law Center and media coverage that adopts “cut-and-paste false charges” from the SPLC’s charged rhetoric. “Alliance Defending Freedom is one of the most respected and successful Supreme Court advocates in the legal profession, having won seven cases at the High Court in the last seven years,” Kerri Kupec, communications director for Alliance Defending Freedom, or ADF, said in the prepared … Read entire article »

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Elizabeth Warren reminds downtrodden on Martha’s Vineyard she’s fighting for them (open thread)

Elizabeth Warren reminds downtrodden on Martha’s Vineyard she’s fighting for them (open thread)

**Written by Doug Powers Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month Another fine summer Sunday is upon us, and with it the accompanying global warming has swept in another open thread with some odds and ends that slipped through the cracks during the week. Off we go… Nobody can visit Martha’s Vineyard without coming away with the impression that the struggle is real. So, not unlike Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren showed up at a Vineyard town … Read entire article »

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The Media’s Use of This ‘Hate Group’ Label Puts Conservatives’ Safety at Risk

The Media’s Use of This ‘Hate Group’ Label Puts Conservatives’ Safety at Risk

ORANGE COUNTY, California—Once again, the mainstream media is demonstrating it doesn’t care about the impact of extremist rhetoric on conservatives. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month Never mind that a mere 29 days ago, Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot by a violent man, a man whose actions would have resulted in “a massacre,” according to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who was present, were it not for the actions of the Capitol Police. In fact, … Read entire article »

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6 Takeaways as Senators Question FBI Nominee Christopher Wray

President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next FBI director said he wasn’t aware of Donald Trump Jr.’s email chain about a Russian lawyer that has consumed the media, but did stress the need for the FBI’s independence. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month “I do not consider Director Mueller to be on a witch hunt,” Chris Wray says. Christopher Wray also told senators Wednesday that he might “dig into” connections between Democrat Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the government of Ukraine. And Wray, under questioning, didn’t rule out voicing support for new gun control measures. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee alternately used the confirmation hearing to praise and press Wray, 50, a former Justice Department official who went into private law practice. Trump tapped him … Read entire article »

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Malpractice in America’s Crime Labs Is Putting Innocents in Jail, Letting Convicts Off the Hook

Junk science endangers lives. Forensic junk science in the hands of overzealous prosecutors, ignorant police detectives, and reckless experts threatens liberty. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month There is a crisis in America’s government-run crime labs—and it’s not just the result of a few rogue operators. The problem is long-festering and systemic. In April, Massachusetts state crime lab chemist Annie Dookhan made national headlines after investigations and lawsuits over her misconduct prompted the state’s Supreme Judicial Court to order the largest dismissal of criminal convictions in U.S. history. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Prosecutors were forced to dismiss a stunning 21,000-plus drug cases after Dookhan admitted to forging signatures, misleading investigators, and purposely contaminating drug samples en masse over nearly a decade. Dookhan pleaded guilty to dozens of charges of obstruction of justice, perjury, … Read entire article »

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The crisis in America’s crime labs

The crisis in America’s crime labs by Michelle MalkinCreators Syndicate Copyright 2017 Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month Junk science endangers lives. Forensic junk science in the hands of overzealous prosecutors, ignorant police detectives and reckless experts threatens liberty. There is a crisis in America’s government-run crime labs — and it’s not just the result of a few rogue operators. The problem is long-festering and systemic. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In April, Massachusetts state crime lab chemist Annie Dookhan made national headlines after investigations and lawsuits over her misconduct prompted the state’s Supreme Judicial Court to order the largest dismissal of criminal convictions in U.S. history. Prosecutors were forced to dismiss a stunning 21,000-plus drug cases after Dookhan admitted to forging signatures, misleading investigators and purposely contaminating drug samples en masse over nearly a decade. … Read entire article »

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Meet the Colorado Woman Training Teachers to Use Guns to Stop School Violence

This fall, some Colorado teachers will return to school armed with knowledge—and guns. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month Laura Carno, author of “Government Ruins Nearly Everything: Reclaiming Social Issues from Uncivil Servants,” is bringing advanced firearms training to school teachers. “Can government stop school shooting[s]? The answer is no … How do we as a community keep our kids safer if we say government is not the right place to fix that problem?” Carno told The Daily Signal in a phone interview. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Her answer is a training program called the Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response, or FASTER. Carno’s nonprofit Second Amendment advocacy group, Coloradans for Civil Liberties, planned to bring the program to Colorado teachers this summer. The Program Get Select TV + Free HD TV Antenna + … Read entire article »

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One Year After Dallas Police Shooting, Anti-Cop Hostility Still Threatens Our Society

One year ago, the American law enforcement community suffered through what was arguably it’s most trying and emotionally difficult event since 9/11. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month July 7, 2016, marked the day that a deranged man, seemingly motivated by nothing more than an intense hatred of law enforcement, assassinated five Dallas-area police officers. The rawness of that tragedy was only deepened by the subsequent murder of three Baton Rouge police officers only 10 days later. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Then-candidate Donald Trump said the murders had “shaken the soul of our nation.” He added, “A brutal attack on our police force is an attack on our country, and an attack on our families. We must stand in solidarity with law enforcement, which we must remember is the force between civilization and total chaos.” Get Select TV + … Read entire article »

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Democrats’ Fearmongering Over Medicaid Ignores Just How Bad the Program Is

Die-hard Obamacare defenders are out in force to protest Republican repeal efforts. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month The protesters are falsely claiming the repeal will gut Medicaid, causing frail, indigent seniors to be evicted from nursing homes. It’s sheer demagoguery. But even these phony claims could have redeeming value if they get the public to take a closer look at nursing homes and see the filth, rampant infections, and neglect—conditions routinely tolerated by our indifferent public officials. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Indifference is the real culprit, not inadequate Medicaid money. For example, New York state pays among the highest Medicaid rates in the nation—yet also tolerates some of the worst conditions. A shocking 40 percent of nursing homes in New York provide inferior care, according to federal ratings. Get Select TV + Free … Read entire article »

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Freedom Isn’t Free: An Independence Day Reminder From the War in Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine—I arrived in Ukraine for the first time in July 2014, three years ago this month. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month I originally planned to stay for three weeks. I never would have thought then, that by Independence Day 2017, three years later, I’d still be here, still reporting on the war. On that warm summer day of my arrival in Kyiv three years ago, the taxi from the airport dropped me off at the top of Institutskaya Street, as it was still called at the time. (Today, it is Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred Street, in honor of the 100 protesters who died in the February 2014 revolution.) Trees green with summertime leaves lined the cobblestone street as it steeply ascended from the Maidan, Kyiv’s central square and … Read entire article »

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In Dissent, Justices Thomas and Gorsuch Defend the Second Amendment

The Second Amendment is subject to persistent threats these days, and it didn’t receive any help from a majority of the Supreme Court last week. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month By a margin of 7-2, the court denied review in a gun rights case out of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Peruta v. California. The decision leaves in place a troubling California statute requiring residents to prove to their county sheriff that they have some “good cause” to carry a firearm in order to receive a concealed carry permit. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Neil Gorsuch, authored a dissent that explains why the court’s decision not to hear the case is disappointing. The justices point to the Supreme Court’s most recent Second Amendment cases, District … Read entire article »

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How One Man Helped Propel the American Revolution

That the brilliant wordsmith Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence is indisputable, but a lesser-known fact is that the man who played the indispensable role in its adoption by the Continental Congress in July 1776 was John Adams of Massachusetts, our second president. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month Jefferson later confirmed Adams’ role as the tireless “floor manager” of the declaration: No man better merited than Mr. John Adams to hold a most conspicuous place in the design. He was the pillar of its support on the floor of Congress, its ablest advocate and defender against the multifarious assaults encountered. As historian David McCullough has written, tension in the congressional debate was heightened by the sighting of a hundred British ships off New York, the first … Read entire article »

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Happy Independence Day, America

Happy Independence Day, America

As a public service reminder of the reason for the season, I’m reprinting the Declaration of Independence in its entirety. The transcription comes via the National Archives. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and … Read entire article »

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Republicans Move to Make Silencers More Easily Available

Two Republican senators have introduced legislation that would make suppressors for firearms—or silencers, as they’re more commonly known—more easily available to the American public. The bill would eliminate federal taxes on, and regulations of, suppressors. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month “By properly classifying suppressors as a firearm accessory, our bill would allow sportsmen to have better access to hearing protection and preserve the hearing of sportsmen, gun owners, and those who live near shooting ranges,” Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, said in a press release. Crapo introduced the bill, called the Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act, on Thursday with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Many Americans know about silencers only from what they see in the movies—a stealthy gun accessory that helps criminals more easily kill by suppressing … Read entire article »

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Grading Neil Gorsuch After 2 Months on the Court

Justice Neil Gorsuch closed out his first two months on the Supreme Court this week, leaving conservatives cautiously optimistic about the future direction of the court. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month Though he only participated in a limited number of cases this term, his commitment to textualism was evident in these early opinions. If this is a sign of what’s to come over the next several decades, then Gorsuch is the real deal. Gorsuch issued his first majority opinion in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA. The case involved deciding who is a “debt collector” under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Gorsuch’s opinion demonstrated his commitment to the law as it was written. He declined the petitioner’s invitation to change the clear text of a statute, writing: … Read entire article »

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Russia’s Hybrid Warfare Battlefield in Ukraine Heats Up

KYIV, Ukraine—Combat modestly abated along the front lines in eastern Ukraine this week as part of a “harvest truce” so farmers near the front lines could safely tend to their crops. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month Meanwhile, Ukraine’s hybrid warfare battlefield was in flames. On Tuesday, a car bomb killed a top Ukrainian military intelligence officer in Kyiv in what Ukrainian authorities immediately called an act of terrorism. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); While the car of Col. Maksym Shapoval, a special operations commander, was still smoldering, unknown handlers unleashed a computer virus that had been incubating for months in the network of a Kyiv-based tax software company. Within hours, the cyberattack, which security experts call Petya, had paralyzed Ukrainian banks, communications, media sites, government networks, and mass transit systems. Get Select TV + … Read entire article »

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Defender of Religious Freedom Sues Nonprofit Tracker GuideStar Over ‘Hate Group’ Labels

A conservative organization dedicated to upholding religious liberty has sued the leading tracker of U.S. nonprofits for publicly listing it as a “hate group.” Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month “It is dangerous to label organizations as hate groups when they’re not, [and] people have used that information to commit acts of violence.”—@MatStaver Liberty Counsel is taking GuideStar to court after the top source of information on charities and other nonprofits flagged it and other well-known, broadly supported conservative nonprofits as hate groups. “We want to stop the lies because this kind of reporting is defamatory, it’s reckless, and it’s dangerous,” Mat Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, told The Daily Signal in an interview. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Liberty Counsel, which announced the federal lawsuit Wednesday, was among 46 organizations … Read entire article »

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The Opioid Crisis Is Dire. Why We Need a National Conversation About It Separate From Obamacare.

Whatever the merits or demerits of the recently released Senate version of the GOP health care bill, some have suggested that it should put more funding into treating opioid addiction. Kill Your Cable Bill! Just $2 a month Let’s be honest—the opioid crisis in America is huge, it is severe, and it is devastating. But this partisan-fought legislation just isn’t the place to put that funding. And it would likely do little to help stem and reverse the opioid crisis. First, it’s not as though funding for opioid treatment and recovery has been absent from the federal budget. As recently as last month, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, was touting signed legislation that spent more than $1 billion to fund recovery programs. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This money was authorized separately from the debate over Obamacare … Read entire article »

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